i'm so happy you made your way to my neck of the internet
Hi, I'm Katie
a wedding & lifestyle photographer serving the Illinois + surrounding midwest area.
I am a gal from Decatur, Illinois who knows every single line to the movie Hocus Pocus and is 100% unashamed. I love Halloween, I live for autumn & moody tones, love watching the Office, and you can bet that I am 100% craving ice cream this very second. I'm an inclusive wedding photographer and believe that everyone should have access and funds to beautiful photographs.
On my wedding day, my husband and I were broke college students
who knew wanted to be together but had no idea how we would pull off a wedding. Our friends and family surrounded us with free performances, free catering, a free venue (I'll let you know when I figure out how we nailed that one), hours of DIY decorations, and an endless supply of Fireball whiskey. Was it perfect? No. Was it us? Absolutely. At the end of the night, after knowing that we could have done so many things differently and 'more up to par' with weddings we've attended before, ours was enough because it was us.
I know for your wedding that you want to feel like it represents you. How can you trust a stranger to do that? How can you find a photographer to trust with the most intimate moments of your wedding? LET ME HELP YOU! I promise you that I
- Won't break the bank
- Will capture you authentically
- Will ABSOLUTELY send you free coffee
I make it a priority to know my couples beyond how they want their images edited. I want to know what your favorite coffee is, what your best friend said when you got engaged, how your first date was, and all the beautiful things that make you different and unique! In doing so, I want you to forever be able to look back at your photographs and remember exactly how the emotions were during the moments - to bring back the memories of your wedding day for years and years to come because it represents you entirely.
Messy, beautiful, human you.
KIND PEOPLE ARE
my kind of people
"Katie did our photography on our wedding day and when we got the photos, we were absolutely stunned by her work. Katie is a natural, and captured every moment of the day organically, beautifully, and with talent that transcended our expectations. Not only were we happy with the outcome of our photos, but Katie made the whole process easy, seamless, and natural. She made our day a true work of art."
Anastasia and Tyler
SOME OF THE THINGS
that matter to me
I feel very strongly that we should all use the platform that we have to provide positive change in the world, ya dig? That being said, check out what I stand for
please and thank you.
I am an inclusive photographer and believe that everyone deserves to be loved endlessly. There are no hurdles to jump over here, and for my LGBTQ+ couples, I offer $200 off your wedding package.
from this day forward
In 2021 I will be starting a project called "From This Day Forward". This means I will be picking four non-profits per year to celebrate and raise awareness. Eight percent funding from every wedding that books with me will go to one of these non-profits. Each couple will get to read about the four different non-profits and choose what they would like to support. To learn more:
black lives matter
We must create a world where we can all live freely and have equal opportunity. I will continue to dedicate time, energy, and the resources I have towards the Black community + seek out ways to create equal opportunity. For more information on how to be an ally:
let's get together
Y E A H Y E A H
Y E A H
REAL LOVE, LIVE + IN PERSON
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